No more than an hour after Donald Cerrone (Pictured) posted his first victory of 2012 did the lightweight start campaigning for his next assignment. Cerrone unleashed a torrid run last year, going unbeaten in four fights before losing to Nate Diaz on New Year’s weekend.
Following Tuesday’s lopsided unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens, “Cowboy” is already itching to get back in the saddle.
“Definitely coming off of that last fight sucked,” Cerrone stated at the post-fight press conference. “Mainly going out there and having fun was what [this fight] was about.
“I was just trying to do what I do and have fun like I do in the gym.”
As they say in sports, ‘Winning cures everything.’ Cerrone would like to make a quick turnaround and appear in the Octagon’s return to Denver. He was requesting to face a top five opponent and Anthony Pettis’ name came flying across the media room.
Cerrone claims he’d be more than happy to exchange leather with his fellow former WEC star on August 11th.
“That’d be a good matchup. Stylistically, it would work out perfectly for me,” Cerrone said of facing Pettis. “He’ll stand and want to fight, try to take me down, and then I’ll beat him up. We’ll keep fighting.
“It’d be a good fight, especially for Denver.”
Cerrone is adamant about performing at UFC 150 because he was born in nearby Colorado Springs, Colorado.